Sep 23, 2009

9 1/2Weeks!

Whoo hoo! I am 1 1/2 days away from being 10 weeks:) I cannot believe I have been pregnant for over two months! Only about 7 more to go.  We have now officially told everyone, and by everyone, I mean any one who knows a friend who knows a friend who knows us, must know we are pregnant! Thanks to facebook and twitter, the whole world can find out in about 3 minutes.  Our little baby is now about an inch and a half long! And according to what I read, he/she is moving and kicking, and swallowing, and yawning!! Amazing uh?!

About a week ago we went in for our second ultrasound. It was such a wonderful experience! The minute the ultrsound tech pulled up our little baby on the screen, she said she could tell his/her little heartbeat was beating so fast! As we were watching our little baby, we saw our him/her start to wiggle around on the screen. Of course I started to laugh, so the baby kept moving! It was awesome! It was absolutely precious:) Both the ultrasound tech and the doctor said our baby looked perfectly healthy- as did I. Here is a picture of our little bean at 8 1/2 weeks. The baby's head in on the right, arm buds in the middle, and little feet buds on the left end.

As for me, I feel great! I am hungry though  EVERY TWO HOURS! I have never been this hungry in my life! But oddly enough,  I can't eat alot even when I try. If I don't eat when I'm hungry, or if I overeat, I tend to get a little queasy. Needless to say, I'm still trying to figure out a new routine that works for me. Adam, however, is such a servant to me. Several mornings he gets up anywhere between 4 and 6 am to get me a bowl of cereal, and he is helping me around the house when I just feel too tired to do anything. I married a wonderful man:)

Every morning I wake up hoping my stomach has grown enough for other people to tell, haha. But it hasn't yet. I think I can definitely tell a difference though. My pants are just starting to get a little snug. I can't wait until I have a little bump:) Adam did take a picture last night of me. See if you can see the tiniest baby bump:

 When I was giving blood the other day, I had a very emotional "defining" moment, if you will. I can take a lot of pain, and drawing blood is usually ok for me, but for some reason when the nurse stuck my arm  to draw blood that day, it was quite painful. In that moment, I thought to myself, "I would do ANYTHING for this baby. I would endure any pain and harship if it meant keeping my baby safe." Immediately after thinking that, God spoke to my heart. It was like He was saying, "Monica, that is how I feel about you. I did endure the most painful experience because I love you, and I would do it all over again." It is amazing to see how much God is teaching both Adam and me about who we are, and His love for us, through our ever-growing love for our baby. We serve a God who loves us beyond measure, who endured the unthinkable on our behalf. Praise God!


  1. Dear Beautiful Monica and Wonderful Baby that I can't wait to meet,
    Let me just say that I have officially initiated your blog with tears. Tears of joy, that is! You don't know it yet, Little One, but you have an amazing Mommy. And she is going to sing you to sleep every night with her angelic voice. Sweet Momma, I am asking God for His infinite love to be poured out on you from head to toe. I love you both and cannot wait to read about this beautiful love story.
    The End,

  2. I am so glad you've started this, I just hate that I can't be there in person to see that non-existant baby bump grow bigger inch by inch! I can just feel your undeniable joy in every word you wrote. What an amazing God! I love what you wrote about giving blood and your realization of His love for us. And to think, He's even more excited about this bundle of joy than you are! Love you so much!

    P.S. I really like the blog header and background. It's all very "Monica" :)